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[Health Research Board] Smoking bans work: evidence for health benefits. (16 Dec 2016)

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In 2004, Ireland became a global pioneer in banning smoking in the workplace, and many other countries and jurisdictions have followed suit. Now HRB-funded research at University College Dublin has shown strong evidence that banning smoking in public places is good for cardiovascular health. The Cochrane Review of 77 studies across 21 countries showed that: Legislative smoking bans reduced hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease for both smokers and non-smokers; The largest reductions in admissions were in non-smokers. ..........


[For full review, see - Impact of institutional smoking bans on reducing harms and secondhand smoke exposure. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews]

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